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Poster: He Live's Date: Jan 19, 2009 8:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: ASHES

hey ashes...

how are you?


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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jan 22, 2009 1:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ASHES

HeLives: Thank you for your inquiry --- well, at least I am no longer bed-ridden for weeks/months at a time so I am guess I am doing great.

I don't have the strength to go walking after midnight like the good ol' days so I need to use my automobile to get around (at least, before it gets repossessed in the near future).

I found a cemetery on the outskirts of Boston where the Gatekeeper leaves the gates open at night. Much to my surprise and delight I discovered a family of five deer that hang-out --- creatures of the dark --- comrades (as you know). I play lots of music for them. Considering the setting -- a cemetery -- I figured that the "Grateful Dead" would be appropriate. They really, really appreciated the first tune I ever played for them: "Space > Comes A Time" from a June 1991 show that Arbuthnot sent me a long time ago. Unfortunately I really, really freaked them out with a selection from "One from the Vault" (thanks to "elbow1126" for that great gift!!!) "Blues for Allah > Sand Castles & Glass Camels > Unusual Occurrences in the Desert." When I finally returned to my auto from tripping through the universe during that selection I noticed that the younger deer were walking in circles (seriously) -- I felt really bad about it -- I tried to restore their sanity with the classic "Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower" from the same show but, alas, they were too far gone.

I learned a good lesson that moonless midnight, but the good news is that I have since restored their faith in me with lots of phenomenal material. Last night (actually early this morning around 3:00am ET, I introduced them to the "Jerry Garcia Band:" "Stir It Up" from 1977!!! They loved it.

I apologize for the long, rambling post to a very short question. The meds had kicked-in so I figured I should take advantage of the short window of opportunity to respond. That window is now closing/crashing so I shall once again bid you adieu.

Needless to say, I hope/pray that you are doing well,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: He Live's Date: Jan 22, 2009 7:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ASHES

you are tripping me out re:the deer

good to hear from you